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Austin County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Austin County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • San Felipe Unknown location

    Private or family graveyard
    Austin County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Montgomery (1776-1861) — of Gibson County, Ind. Born in Montgomery County, Va., October 25, 1776. Common pleas court judge in Indiana, 1813; member of Indiana territorial House of Representatives, 1813; member of Indiana state senate, 1817-20, 1823-29; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1828; probate judge in Indiana, 1830-32; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1840. Presbyterian. Died in Sempronius, Austin County, Tex., July 15, 1861 (age 84 years, 263 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard; cenotaph at Masonic Cemetery, Chappell Hill, Tex.
      Relatives: Uncle of William Montgomery (c.1801-1893) and Jacob Warwick Montgomery.
      Political family: Montgomery family of Gibson County, Indiana.

    Unknown Location
    San Felipe, Austin County, Texas
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Alexander D. McGowan (1817-1893) — also known as Alexander McGowan; Alexander McGowen — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Duplin County, N.C., July 5, 1817. Tinner; hardware merchant; foundry owner; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; mayor of Houston, Tex., 1858, 1867-68. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., December 26, 1893 (age 76 years, 174 days). Original interment somewhere; reinterment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
      Relatives: Married 1841 to Sarah Christopher (1815-1873); married 1875 to Florence Abbey (1845-1932).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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